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Annaliese Kaucic

Annaliese Kaucic

Corporate Communications

PPG Industries

Nashville, TN

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duquesne University in May 2015 with a BA in Public Relations & Advertising and a BA in Psychology. Currently seeking full-time opportunities in the Nashville music industry.

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PPG Industries

Corporate Communications Contractor

Full-time position provides support for corporate employee communications, public relations, visual/graphic media, website content and social media. | Produce and edit content for internal employee communications (i.e. PPG Today and PPG Global) and post on PPG's global intranet. | Monitor news alerts about PPG, key competitors and relevant economic/industry issues to compile summary in daily Media Monitor (distributed to company executives, business leaders and managers). | Draft news releases to alert local and national media outlets of current PPG events. | Assist with the planning of special events for the PPG Industries Foundation. Work directly with vendors and site personnel to coordinate event details and ensure activities run smoothly. | Personally responsible for handling the release of thousands' of dollars in grant payments.| Participated in the 2015 Global Communications Leadership Council Meeting.

Heather Holtschlag Public Relations

Public Relations Assistant

Draft, edit and distribute press releases to Pittsburgh tri-state area media and beyond. Have arranged for clients/stories to appear on WSRF 1580AM (Miami Beach, FL), Whirl Magazine (Western Pennsylvania’s Premier Lifestyle Magazine) and The Almanac (community news for the South Hills region of Pittsburgh), in addition to various Pittsburgh-based health and wellness blogs. | Oversee the organization of interviews, stories and photo requests for client. | Research new media outlets with which to develop relationships and expand clients' exposure. |Currently re-designing the company's website.

Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

Community Relations Intern

Assisted the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation in achieving its mission: "Promote physical well-being, encourage teamwork, emphasize education and provide essential life skills to young people in the Pittsburgh community through youth hockey and other activities."​ | Demonstrated creativity in the development and management of daily social media posts. | Increased Facebook followers by 48% through implementation of social media contests. | Managed department’s daily communications with the public. | Organized and fulfilled donation requests using Donation Xchange.
| Helped coordinate and implement various game night promotions. | Assisted with charitable projects at Penguins home games (i.e. food collection, toy collection, players' charity suites). | Published article in game day program, IceTime. Distributed to 18,000+. | Wrote and edited official documents and/or correspondences. | Represented organization at special player events. | Networked with organization executives.

Duquesne Univeristy

Bachelor's of Arts, Public Relations & Advertising (PR concentration)

Duquesne University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Concentrated on social psychology issues with the intention of applying what I learned in the classroom to a PR-related field. Courses included: Research Methods in Psychology; Social Psychology; Psychology of Personality; Psychological Disorders; Developmental Psychology; and Psychology and Social Engagement.

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